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Hereditary peers to lose seats in House of Lords under new plans

Hereditary peers to lose seats in House of Lords under new plans

Hereditary peers to lose seats in House of Lords under new plans

17 July 2024

Proposed legislation will end what officials called the ‘indefensible’ presence of members of the upper chamber who are there by right of birth.


Campaigners welcome Hillsborough Law which can ‘save and change lives’

Campaigners welcome Hillsborough Law which can ‘save and change lives’

Campaigners welcome Hillsborough Law which can ‘save and change lives’

17 July 2024

Labour said the legislation is ‘part of our wider efforts to create a politics of public service’.


Renters’ Rights Bill ‘will give greater protections and end no-fault evictions’

Renters’ Rights Bill ‘will give greater protections and end no-fault evictions’

Renters’ Rights Bill ‘will give greater protections and end no-fault evictions’

17 July 2024

Sir Keir Starmer said ‘too many people currently live with the threat of insecurity and injustice’ when renting their homes.


King’s Speech: Labour to slash planning red tape to deliver 1.5 million homes

King’s Speech: Labour to slash planning red tape to deliver 1.5 million homes

King’s Speech: Labour to slash planning red tape to deliver 1.5 million homes

17 July 2024

The Government suggested it would consult on ‘how, not if’ development should take place.


Trans-inclusive conversion therapy ban to ‘respect teacher and parent roles’

Trans-inclusive conversion therapy ban to ‘respect teacher and parent roles’

Trans-inclusive conversion therapy ban to ‘respect teacher and parent roles’

17 July 2024

A ban on such therapy, which aims to suppress or change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, was first promised in 2018.


Ban on ninja swords but no mention of crossbows in planned weapons crackdown

Ban on ninja swords but no mention of crossbows in planned weapons crackdown

Ban on ninja swords but no mention of crossbows in planned weapons crackdown

17 July 2024

The previous government considered introducing a licensing system for the weapons after a plot to assassinate the late Queen.


Labour strengthens economic watchdog to prevent repeat of Truss mini-budget

Labour strengthens economic watchdog to prevent repeat of Truss mini-budget

Labour strengthens economic watchdog to prevent repeat of Truss mini-budget

17 July 2024

The Office for Budget Responsibility will have new powers to oversee and publish an assessment of major Government spending changes.


Councils will be required to keep mandatory register of children not in school

Councils will be required to keep mandatory register of children not in school

Councils will be required to keep mandatory register of children not in school

17 July 2024

The new Labour Government has set out plans for a Children’s Wellbeing Bill in its first King’s Speech.


Labour revives plans to phase out smoking with Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Labour revives plans to phase out smoking with Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Labour revives plans to phase out smoking with Tobacco and Vapes Bill

17 July 2024

The Bill progressively increases the age at which people can buy tobacco.


Huge changes to employment rights unveiled

Huge changes to employment rights unveiled

Huge changes to employment rights unveiled

17 July 2024

An Employment Rights Bill will ban ‘exploitative’ zero-hour contracts and end policies of fire and re-hire.


Long-awaited audit reforms in King’s Speech to help avoid big company failures

Long-awaited audit reforms in King’s Speech to help avoid big company failures

Long-awaited audit reforms in King’s Speech to help avoid big company failures

17 July 2024

The draft Audit Reform and Corporate Governance Bill will see the creation of a new and more powerful accounting regulator.


New regulations as Labour tries to answer public anger over water companies

New regulations as Labour tries to answer public anger over water companies

New regulations as Labour tries to answer public anger over water companies

17 July 2024

Public anger has risen over the state of rivers, lakes and coasts, as well as rising bills, and the dividends and bonuses paid to water bosses.


King’s Speech sets out plan to ‘get Britain building’

King’s Speech sets out plan to ‘get Britain building’

King’s Speech sets out plan to ‘get Britain building’

17 July 2024

The King set out Sir Keir Starmer’s plans for Government with a focus on measures to boost the economy.


Man accused over suspension bridge bodies to face double murder trial in spring

Man accused over suspension bridge bodies to face double murder trial in spring

Man accused over suspension bridge bodies to face double murder trial in spring

17 July 2024

Yostin Andres Mosquera is charged with the murders of Albert Alfonso, 62, and Paul Longworth, 71.


Protesters accused of planning to disrupt State Opening of Parliament arrested

Protesters accused of planning to disrupt State Opening of Parliament arrested

Protesters accused of planning to disrupt State Opening of Parliament arrested

17 July 2024

Dozens of supporters of Youth Demand were held in central London on Wednesday.


McFadden: Planning reform could be controversial, but we must ‘get things built’

McFadden: Planning reform could be controversial, but we must ‘get things built’

McFadden: Planning reform could be controversial, but we must ‘get things built’

17 July 2024

Pat McFadden defended the new Government’s plans to ramp up building homes and infrastructure.


Proportion of NHS-funded IVF cycles lowest since 2008, says fertility regulator

Proportion of NHS-funded IVF cycles lowest since 2008, says fertility regulator

Proportion of NHS-funded IVF cycles lowest since 2008, says fertility regulator

17 July 2024

Meanwhile, the average age of first-time IVF patients passed 35 for the first time in 2022.


House prices up year-on-year for third month in a row in May

House prices up year-on-year for third month in a row in May

House prices up year-on-year for third month in a row in May

17 July 2024

May’s annual increase in UK house prices followed eight months of falls.


UK inflation stays at 2% despite surge in hotel prices

UK inflation stays at 2% despite surge in hotel prices

UK inflation stays at 2% despite surge in hotel prices

17 July 2024

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation remained unchanged at 2% in June, the Office for National Statistics said.


Union recognition vote by Amazon staff fails to reach majority

Union recognition vote by Amazon staff fails to reach majority

Union recognition vote by Amazon staff fails to reach majority

17 July 2024

Workers at the online giant’s Coventry site were involved in the ballot.


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